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Kaibab National Forest

Arizona Trail- The Arizona Trail will eventually span the state from north to south, a full 750 miles. The trail will start at the Arizona-Utah border in the north and enter the Kaibab National Forest via Orderville Canyon.
City of Williams/Forest Service Visitor Center- This visitor center contains recreation information about the Kaibab National Forest, the Grand Canyon and the City of Williams. It is operated thru a partnership with the Kaibab National Forest, the Grand Canyon/National Park Service and the City of Williams, Arizona. Architectural details of Williams's historic district lure the visitor to a downtown walking tour. Authentic freight scale still exists in this original train and freight depot turned visitor center.
North Kaibab Ranger District- The Kaibab National Forest is part of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the United States. With the Grand Canyon running down the middle of this district the recreation opportunities are virtually unlimited.
Tusayan Ranger District- The Tusayan District is located on the southern border of the Grand Canyon and enjoys spectacular scenery and year round tourism due to the accommodating climate.
Williams Ranger District- The Williams Ranger District is located west of Flagstaff in the northern portion of the state. Comprised mostly of forest and mountains, the district also boasts a ski area and the San Francisco Wilderness.

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View from the Saddle Mountain Wilderness, Kaibab National Forest
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View from the Saddle Mountain Wilderness, Kaibab National Forest
Description - The Kaibab National Forest is part of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the United States. Bordering both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, the 1.6 million acres of the Kaibab has the distinction of being divided by one of Nature's greatest attractions. Elevations vary on the forest from 5,500 feet in the southwest corner to 10,418 feet at the summit of Kendrick Peak on the Williams Ranger District.

Points of interest are the beautiful North Kaibab high country where pine, spruce and aspen forests with open meadows are particularly striking in fall; Bill Williams and Sitgreaves Mountains, Cataract Lake, White Horse Lake, Dogtown Lake, Kaibab Lake, and four designated Wilderness Areas - Kendrick Mountain, Saddle Mountain, Kanab Creek and Sycamore Canyon. Other attractions are Grand Canyon National Game Preserve's famous North Kaibab deer herd, a wild buffalo herd, and the unique Kaibab squirrel. Wildlife are frequently seen as are vivid geologic formations. From the Kaibab, you can access the Grand Canyon's north and south rims.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities on the Kaibab include scenic drives, viewing vistas, lake fishing, riding and hiking trails, outstanding cross-country skiing, and hunting for big game, upland birds and waterfowl.

Climate - During the summer, temperatures may reach 90 degrees or warmer, during the day but dip to the 50s at night. July and August are usually the rainy season, which brings brief but often violent thunderstorms across the forest. Thousands of visitors travel to the Kaibab Plateau each fall to enjoy the vibrant colors of autumn leaves. Winter is a beautiful time of year in Northern Arizona as well, with ample snow for winter activities but also frequent clear and sunny days.

Location - The Kaibab National Forest lies in northern Arizona, bordering the north and south sides the Grand Canyon National Park. The Forest is headquartered in Williams, Arizona, along Interstate 40, with offices also in Fredonia and Tusayan.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
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Report: jacob Lake Campdground wide sites...quiet evenings...shaded...water...great place to relax... at the north entrance to Grand Canyon

Filed By: mike gonzales (fresno, ca)
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Report: this park and the lake are by far THE most beautiful`est ( if thats a word )place i`ve ever been to!! and i have camped in california , utah , arizona , colorado , nevada , new mexico... this place i`m taking my son to , to show him the LORDS beauty !!!! i can`t even express how beautiful the sunset is . if you want pictures email your requeats to bigmikki@hotmail.com

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Kaibab National Forest, 800 South Sixth Street , Williams, AZ, 86046, Phone: 520-635-8200, Fax: 520-635-8208, TTY: 520-635-8222

Additional Information:
Arizona National Forests, Parks and Monuments - This section includes the National Forests, National Parks, National Monuments, and National Historic Sites in Arizona. The Grand Canyon is the best known of these areas but there are many other spectacular sites.
Central Arizona - Central Arizona, located in the middle of the state and north of Phoenix, features Prescott National Forest, Verde Valley Wilderness, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, and Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
Grand Canyon Country - Grand Canyon Country encompasses northwestern Arizona. It features Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, and Slide Rock State Park. Flagstaff is the largest city in the region.
San Francisco Peaks Scenic Road - This route passes by Arizona`s highest peak, Mount Humphreys.

Kaibab National Forest - Official agency Site


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